Distance Learning Parent Newsletter
Parkway Elementary School
I'll be sharing newsletters periodically to help address concerns and to keep you updated until we return to school.
Distance Learning Teacher Highlights
Nurse and Counselor Support During Distance Learning
We recognize this unique period of time has resulted in a great deal of change for families and students. Our School Counselor and Nurse are still available to support students while they learn virtually and are accessible by phone and email. While instructional times are scheduled for morning hours, teachers and other support personnel are available during the afternoon hours. Please feel free to leave voicemail messages and/or send emails to me, Mrs. Mazaleski, our School Nurse, or Mrs. Tisa, our School Counselor should you or your child need anything at all. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
In addition, both Mrs. Mazaleski and Mrs. Tisa have created Google Classrooms similar to that of the classroom teachers. Students will be able to view pre-recorded lessons such as the ones they are used to participating in when Mrs. Maz or Mrs. Tisa visit their classrooms. They might also be invited to join live small group sessions or they'll see the nurse and counselor during regular classroom time when they provide lessons to the whole class.
Please have your child join the Nurse and Counselor Google Classrooms by entering the following codes:
Nurse Google Classroom Code: tazlhzn
Counselor Google Classroom Code: hyxjzlq
We Appreciate Your Patience and Kindness
Parkway 2020 Yearbook
The Deadline for ordering yearbooks has been extended to April 15th, 2020.
Visit this link to place your order and enter ID code 1850120
How Do I Make Sense of Google Classroom?
- Bookmark the "Classwork" tab of your your child’s Google Classrooms.
- If you've been invited, join your child’s Google Classroom as a parent so that you can get alerts as well.
- When searching for work from previous days go to the "Classwork" tab. Once there, in the top right corner click on “Class Drive Folder”. This is where all of your child’s Google Classroom/Drive work is located.
- You can also look on the Classwork Tab and in the left corner click on “View Your Work”.
Depending on how the teacher posts the work/assignments, you should be able to easily locate what you need. View the video tutorial posted below.
Google Classroom Tutorial
Creating a Home Learning Environment
Since teachers are usually going "live", keep in mind that background noise can make it difficult for others to follow along with the lesson. Also, be cognizant of what shows up in your child's background while we are "live" as everyone in the session can see it!